Earley, Dr. Sinead

Dr. Sinead Earley
PhD (Queens University), MA (National University of Ireland - Galway), BA (University of British Columbia) Assistant Professor
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


I work at the intersection of environment and policy, primarily in the Canadian context. My research interests integrate the social and physical sciences, taking a critical approach to resource management, climate change, environmental policy, and (neo)colonial systems of governance. Teaching interests parallel my research activities, and in the classroom I stress the importance of publicly engaged education and experiential/service learning.

My approach is highly interdisciplinary, integrating ideas from the fields of critical resource geography, environmental justice, political ecology, and postcolonial studies. In general, I aim to contribute to critical and timely scholarship that fosters socially just economies, progressive environmental policies, and practical solutions in a low-carbon society. I grew up in the Interior of British Columbia at the ‘meeting of the waters’ (T’Kemlúps/Kamloops) and my approach to environment and sustainability starts with self-acknowledgement as a settler-ally from Secwépemc territory.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Northern Issues
  • Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:

critical policy studies, resource governance, low-carbon transitions, environmental justice, procedural policy tools, settler colonialism, decolonization, neoliberalism, critical resource geographies

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MA NRES Environmental Studies
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert